Forest Stewardship Series Recorded Webinars

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May 15, 2019

Insights and knowledge following nearly 3 decades of crop tree management research and practical application

April 10, 2019

Fire has played a significant role in shaping many North American ecosystems and prescribed burning is being more widely used to meet various land management objectives

March 14, 2018

Degraded woodlots often contain small diameter, poor quality, and often unhealthy trees.

January 10, 2018

Mortality from many invasive insects including emerald ash borer and hemlock woolly adelgid are impacting the long-term development and management of forests across the northeast.

December 13, 2017

What Private Landowners and those who work with them need to know

November 15, 2017

Extended deer seasons and increased antlerless licenses are often to blame as the sole reason for hunters seeing fewer deer. However, in many cases poor habitat is a limiting factor.

September 13, 2017

Streamside forest buffers stabilize streambanks, reduce erosion, restore natural flow patterns to waterways, provide wildlife habitat (including pollinators), as well as provide opportunities for income.

June 14, 2017

Lack of adequate tree regeneration is one of the top concerns in many woodlands in Pennsylvania and throughout the Northeast.

March 16, 2017

Forests with different age classes of trees, called “uneven-aged” forests provide a number of different ecosystem values than single-aged forests.

February 21, 2017

Learn how to manage single-aged forest forests through all stages of development, from early and intermediate treatments to improve stand conditions to final harvests to creating new forests through regeneration.

January 11, 2017

Developing access to your woodland increases opportunities for its use.

October 13, 2016

This presentation addresses how prioritization is an implementation of IPM, as it requires clarity of objective, setting thresholds, identifying available resources, assigning the proper prescription, and monitoring results.

May 11, 2016

Forestry labeled herbicides are a low risk and effective means of controlling undesirable forest vegetation in hardwood forestry.

April 13, 2016

This webinar explains what it takes to have a successful timber sale.

January 12, 2016

It is a safe bet that every parcel of privately owned forest land in Pennsylvania has multiple invasive species. With these invasive species posing more problems than can possibly all be solved at once, how can landowners decide when and how to act?

September 8, 2015

Learn about vernal pool structure, wildlife species that use the pools, conserving vernal pools and where to find help in caring for them.

June 9, 2015

The Treatment Unit Sustainability Assessment Form (TUSAF) provides a tool to assess whether a planned or completed timber harvest will yield a sustainable outcome.

April 14, 2015

Fundamentals of forest soils and how they impact tree growth and forest health.

March 10, 2015

Understanding the physical dynamics of sites and restoring desired vegetation on disturbed forest sites by having a plan of action and knowing where to get help.

October 14, 2014

The relationship between lumber grades, log grades and tree grades with respect to estimating the quality and quantity of lumber one may expect to recover from the board, log, or tree, respectively.

February 11, 2014

When and how wildfires start, how fires are put out, and the influence of weather and season of the year on wildfires, and the use of prescribed fire and controlled burning as a tool.

May 14, 2013

Impacts of invasive plants and the characteristics which make them so successful, control approaches, including herbicides, and a discussion of their use.

October 9, 2012

Reading the Forested Landscape brings together an understanding of ecology with the sometimes subtle, observed hints from the land, to help you create a story of change.

September 11, 2012

An introduction to woodlot management and will show how numerous practices for both forestry and wildlife can be implemented on your property.

June 12, 2012

The biological and management issues associated with hemlock woolly adelgid invasion in hemlock forests.

May 8, 2012

The basic silvics of oaks, inventory procedures, oak maintenance techniques, and methods of regenerating oaks via direct seeding and planting.

March 13, 2012

Unfortunately, many woodlots have been poorly treated at one time or another in the past. How does a landowner start a poorly-treated woods down the path to recover?

December 13, 2011

Covers small-scale strategies for working in your woodlot, including selecting, felling, and moving the wood safely and efficiently.

September 13, 2011

The steps to take to make the most of your tree planting project, including getting the right trees in the right place and increasing the odds for their growth and survival.

January 11, 2011

Forestry herbicides are a safe and effective method for managing undesirable forest vegetation: forestry herbicide application methods, products, and treatments guidelines

February 9, 2010

Competing plants, deer browse, and insufficient light interfere with tree seedling establishment and growth. Learn about key practices used to successfully establish hardwood forest regeneration.

November 10, 2009

Shifting focus to what remains after a harvest and the next forest, and undertaking activities to enhance both, allows landowners to focus their goals on a sustainable forest resource.

September 8, 2009

Firewood cutting allows landowners to focus on providing growing space for the trees you leave and consider future management options.

February 10, 2009

This seminar covers the recommended steps owners should take in order to have a successful timber sale.

January 13, 2009

This presentation highlights the planning, the options, and the emphasis on the next forest that must be worked through before equipment is allowed on the property.